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Verb: reclaim  ri'kleym or ree'kleym
  1. Claim back
    - repossess
  2. Reuse (materials from waste products)
    - recover
  3. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
    "The Church reclaimed me";
    - reform, regenerate, rectify
  4. Make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state
    "The people reclaimed the marshes"
  5. Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    "reclaim falcons";
    - domesticate, domesticize, domesticise [Brit], tame

Derived forms: reclaimed, reclaiming, reclaims

Type of: acquire, alter, change, convert, get, modify, recycle, reprocess, reuse

Encyclopedia: Reclaim